An 11-member interim board has been appointed to stabilise governance at Umgeni Water while Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu finalises the process to appoint a fully-fledged permanent board.
The interim board comprises chairperson Magasela Mzobe and deputy chairperson Thabo Johannes Tselane, as well as Vuyani Ndara; Sydney James; Mlamli Thembinkosi Magigaba; Bheki Innocent Dladla; Pretty Ntombela; Unathi Mhlope; Boy Manqoba Ngubo; Linda Ngcobo; and Sindisiwe Fortunate Getyeza.
“We are confident that the interim board will conduct its business to oversee Umgeni Water in the best interests of its clients especially with regards to sound governance and stability of the utility,” said Sisulu.
They will further reinforce strict adherence to corporate governance in all its manifestations.
The organisation’s performance will be monitored and overseen by various mechanisms, including committees of the board and an independently-chaired ethics committee.
There would also be regular Umgeni Water stakeholder engagements that assess compliance to contractual obligations and quarterly reporting to the executive authority.
“As the process for the appointment of a permanent board is rolled out, Umgeni Water will continue to perform at optimum in governance and associated matters.”